Health Care Administration BS Program (HCA)

HCA General Description

The BS in Health Care Administration is a degree-completion program designed for those students who have at least 40 semester hours of college credit and are seeking to expand their expertise in the health care field.

Student Learning Outcomes

HCA graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply critical thinking to analyze legal, ethical, and regulatory issues health care organizations encounter on a consistent basis.
  2. Comprehend the use of information technology and its influence on patient privacy, patient safety, clinical outcomes, and the use of big data within a health care environment.
  3. Analyze and interpret health care data to guide decision-making, improve delivery of health care services, and reduce health expenditures.
  4. Identify and apply various quality initiatives to eliminate waste, enhance utilization, reduce health care expenditures, and improve clinical outcomes.
  5. Evaluate and synthesize the use of business strategies that may improve overall quality, costs, reimbursements, and other challenges that influence daily operational flow and the landscape of health care delivery in the U.S.
  6. Examine leadership theories and synthesize theoretical concepts with daily decision-making to optimize internal and external operations and organizational productivity.
  7. Identify metrics that are essential for health care leaders.
  8. Integrate knowledge of various disciplines in health care administration.
  9. Assess problems, identify and apply effective analytical techniques (e.g. Porter’s five forces, value chain analysis, the resource base-view model) to address internal and external issues.

HCA Coursework

The program consists of eight (8) 3-hour core courses and four (4) 3-hour minor courses, for a total of 36 credit hours.

Program of Study

HCA Core Courses — 24 hours

HLT 2100Introduction to the Healthcare Industry

3

HLT 2200The Culture and Ethics of Health Care

3

HLT 2310Legal Aspects of Health Care

3

HLT 3010Health Regulations and Policy

3

HLT 3020Quality Initiatives and Health Administration

3

HLT 3030Financial Management in Health Care

3

HLT 4010Strategic Management in Health Care

3

MHR 3005Biblical Perspectives and the Christian Worldview

3

Minor Courses — 12 hours

Health Informatics

HIT 3300Introduction to Health Management Information Systems and Informatics

3

HIT 3500Electronic Health Records

3

HIT 3600Networking, Security, and Health Information Exchange

3

HIT 4000Installation and Maintenance of Health IT Systems

3

General Health Management

HLT 3710Healthcare Research, Analysis, and Planning

3

MHR 2900Leadership in the 21st Century

3

MHR 3055Conflict and Change Management

3

MHR 4420Human Resources Management

3

Long Term Care Administration

LTC 2010Introduction to Long Term Care Management

3

LTC 3010Gerontology and the Continuum of Care

3

LTC 3020Palliative Care and Hospice Care

3

LTC 4010Long Term Care in America

3